[NCHS-Announce] Next Program Meeting, Sun., Dec. 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

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     Colorized Postcard of Camp Mills in World War One

     courtesy Jim McKenna

    Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
CAMP ALBERT L. MILLS IN WORLD WAR ONE
JIM MCKENNA
Community Church of East Williston 

    This year is the Centennial of the U.S. entry into WWI. Camp Mills  
was a major training camp and embarkation point for US Army troops  
being sent to France. Built in less than a week in August 1917, Camp  
Mills was a major story for the New York and Brooklyn newspapers—the  
internet of the times. The soldiers of Camp Mills interacted with the  
local citizens of the surrounding villages of Hempstead, Mineola,  
Garden City, and Westbury, as well as New York City. 

       Troops at Camp Mills in World War One

       courtesy Jim McKenna

      The newspapers extensively covered the troops and the camp  
throughout the war and the demobilization afterwards. Jim McKenna is  
the former Director of Old Bethpage Village Restoration and currently  
the Assistant Director of Museum Operations at the Cradle of Aviation  
and a trustee of the Society.
/Guests are welcome to attend; invite your friends. This program is free.
Light refreshments follow the illustrated program./
      Directions: The Community Church of East Williston is located  
at 45 East Williston Avenue (click link for map)[1], adjacent to the  
NW corner of Roslyn Road and East Williston Avenue/Hillside  
Avenue/Route 25B in East Williston. Enter the church parking lot from  
Roslyn Road or Ward Street (one block north of Route 25B). Please park  
in spaces closest to church (those near Roslyn Rd. are reserved) or on  
Ward St. Enter door on the east side for the parish hall.

Save the date: Sunday, February 11, 2018 – Beverly C. Tyler, “The  
Culper Spy Ring” 



Links:
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